Motorola Xoom expected to be released on Feb 17th at Best Buy for $700

Like other tablets before it, the Motorola Xoom is looking to make it’s sale debut over at Best Buy on the 17th of February, according to Engadget.  Details show that the pricing appears to be starting out at a steep $700 buckaroos with 32GB onboard.  This puts it in the price range of the original 32GB 3G  iPad which costs $730.
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Best Buy Mobile Kicks off Presale of Evo Shift 4G Beginning Jan 6

The HTC Evo Shift 4G has been one of the phones that we here at TalkAndroid have been most excited about. In fact, we were talking about it just earlier today, if you need a refresher. It’s been announced to have a solid street date of January 9, but Best Buy Mobile is going to make it available a little bit sooner than that. Best Buy Rewards members will be able to pick one up this Thursday, Jan 6, for $150. This is a great price on a very capable phone, and any Sprint customer looking to upgrade soon should definitely consider this phone.

“Our customers really responded well to the original HTC EVO 4G and we expect the same for the Shift, especially for our Reward Zone customers. This is a great opportunity for our most loyal customers to be the first people in the country to get the HTC EVO Shift 4G.”
– Scott Anderson, head of merchandising for Best Buy Mobile.

Those of you eagerly waiting to get your hands on this phone (and I’m sure you’re out there) won’t have to wait much longer. Get your Best Buy Rewards card if you don’t already have one, and go out this Thursday and pick one up. Be sure and let us know in the comments what you think!

[via Best Buy]

Best Buy reportedly unable to activate Nexus S T-Mobile lines, forcing customers to pay full retail price?


The folks over at BGR are reporting that Best Buy’s ability to activate T-Mobile lines for the Nexus S is down, and has been for nearly a week. Now because of this little snafu, some customers have been complaining that Best Buy’s only answer is to make the customers purchase the phone for the full retail price unlocked.

This story has not been fully confirmed yet, and until a formal statement or some additional evidence becomes available, we’re placing this one in the rumor column. If any of you have run into this problem, please leave us a comment below and share your story. Stay tuned.

[via BGR]

Best Buy Stocking more HTC Evo Shift 4G accessories


A few days ago we started noticing that Best Buy was stocking items with the chosen name Sprint Evo Shift 4G on the accessory packaging, and it looks like Best Buy may be stocking up on accessories again bearing the same name. This may be a gear up for a January 9th 2011 launch date as leaked by RadioShack a couple days ago, but regardless, they are getting ready for it soon. Just need to wait it out a few days, and I’m sure we’ll hear an official date from Sprint and HTC.

[via Android Central]

HTC EVO Shift 4G pops up in Best Buy’s system priced at $150

It seems that an image has popped up showing off an internal Best Buy document which tells us that the HTV EVO Shift 4G will be priced at $149.99 with a new 2-year contact, and a ridonkulous $549.99 without.

Obviously we need to take this leaked image as just that, a leaked image. However, given the specs of the device, $150 sounds about right. I’m sure we’ll be getting a formal announcement and release date at CES next week, so stay tuned.

[via Engadget]

Best Buy offering five Android phones for free with new 2-year contract

Didn’t get that shiny new Android phone you wanted this holiday season? Well, Best Buy has you covered, with a grand total of five new Android devices for the low low price of $0 with a new 2-year contract. The five phones are the Droid Incredible, LG Optimus S, LG Optimus T, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, and the LG Vortex.

So, if one of these phones tickles your fancy, hit up the Best Buy page here for all the juicy details.

Sprint Picks Name as Evo Shift 4G Accessories Show at Best Buy

evo-shift-4g accessory

Best By is starting to stock accessories for the new 4G smartphones from Sprint expected to be announced at CES 2011 in a few days. The name on the package shows that Sprint has decided to stick with the name Evo Shift 4G for the device, as seen above. Since Best Buy is stocking, the device should be available nation-wide within a couple weeks. The device should be priced at approximately $150 with a 2 year contract, and $549 without a contract.

We’ll see more at CES.

[via Android Central]

Android Holiday 2010 Sales Roundup

The holidays are finally here and you know what that means. Well, yes.. eggnog and awkward moments with relatives.. as well as awesome holiday sales on Android devices!

The holidays are a perfect time to grab a new Android smartphone for yourself or others, as many devices are virtually being offered for free around this time of year.

Hit the break to check out some awesome deals on Android devices. Happy holidays, everyone!

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Giant 42-inch Google Nexus S lands at Best Buy

So you thought your 4.3 inch Android phone was big, or maybe you got yourself an even bigger tablet recently…  well guess what?  It Doesn’t Matter How Big Your Toy Is, because there’s a Best Buy in San Carlos California that takes the crown for having the largest Android phone – a Google Nexus S, and amazingly, it’s fully functional.

Yep, this bad boy has a working 42 inch touchscreen, a working camera, working apps, and even an internet connection.  How did they do it?  Easy, it’s actually powered by a real Nexus S with special video out and other special connections.   You won’t have any problems reading websites on this bad-boy.  Then again, it won’t fit in your pocket either.

Google has stated that this giant Nexus S is just a test run demo for now, and if people don’t break it, they will place more of these displays in other Best Buys.  Can’t get enough ginormous Nexus S?  Then hit the jump to see a video of it in action at the store.

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Verizon Galaxy Tab Drops to $499 at Best Buy

vzw galaxy tab

Prices keep on dropping for the Samsung Galaxy Tab running Android 2.2, and Best Buy is showing the Verizon Galaxy Tab dropping $100 off the no contract price from $599 to $499!

“What’s the catch?” you say…well, you do have to sign up for your first month, then after that, you’re free to leave and go on without a contract from one of the monthly price points listed below;

  • $20/month for 1GB
  • $35/month for 3GB
  • $50/month for 5GB
  • $80/month for 8GB

Seems like a pretty good deal for the Galaxy Tab considering it hasn’t been out just over a month. Will this new price convince you to grab one?

[via AndroidCentral]